During the 41st International Hanseatic Days, a visual arts event will take place within the project HANSEartWORKS, which is being implemented for the 15th time. The artists, as representatives of the Hanseatic cities, have created new works especially for this event, choosing the theme Hanseatic New Gold as a unifying motif.
The competition received 43 artwork applications from 23 different Hanseatic cities. The main event of the project - the exhibition - will feature 30 artists from Estonia, Russia, Latvia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, and Sweden, representing 20 Hanseatic cities.
Conceptually, the exhibition will be divided into two parts - the exhibition hall Riga Art Space will feature works that can be described as New Media - spatial, multimedia installations and works of art or objects using imaginative expressions and technical solutions outside the boundaries of traditional art.
In turn, the second part of the exhibition will be located at Riga's St. Peter's Church, which will consist of paintings and graphic artworks created in classical techniques and approaches. Among the artists are such well-known professional artists as Al Paldrok and Taje Paldrok from Estonia, Agnieszka Lakoma from Poland, and Oleg Vasilyev from Russia. Latvia will be represented by Annemarija Gulbe, Ilze Vanaga, Ieva Vītola-Lindkvista, Ole Lindkvist from Kuldīga, Elīna Māliņa from Koknese and Ilze Laizāne from Rīga.
The authors of the scenography of the exhibition and its central installation in the Riga Art Space exhibition hall include painter and scenographer Kristians Brekte, as well as the internationally acclaimed installation artist, scenographer Artūrs Virtmanis, currently residing in both Latvia and the United States. The exhibition will indirectly form a dialogue between the values.
The opening of the exhibition will take place online on Thursday, August 19 at 12:00 from the Riga Art Space exhibition hall.
The event will be broadcast online at www.rigahanza.lv and www.makslastelpa.riga.lv.
The exhibition at the Riga Art Space will be available for visitors until September 19, 2021, and will be open daily from 11:00 to 18:00, except on Mondays.
At Riga's St. Peter's Church from 10:00 - 18:00 except Mondays, cash desk open until 17:00.